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Success! So from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a cyst removal surgery.

So
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
So's treatment was fully funded on April 30, 2021.
April 22, 2021

So is a nine-year-old boy who lives with his parents, sister and brother in a village in Tak Province. Since schools closed due to Covid-19, So and his siblings have had to stop studying. So now helps out around the house, watering their garden and helping his mother with preparing meals. His sister works as a dishwasher at a Thai noodle soup shop. His father works at a construction site, and his mother is a homemaker. Their monthly household income is just enough to cover their basic expenses.

When So was born, the medic noticed that So had a mass on the right side of his neck. Upon pressing the mass with his finger, So did not react, so the medic assumed the mass was not painful. The medic told So’s parents that the mass was fatty tissue and that they had nothing to worry about for now, but he would need to receive surgery to remove it when he was older.

As So grew, the mass also slowly increased in size and became heavier. Currently, the muscles in his neck are stiff and the mass is painful when it is touched. Frequently, he will wake up in the middle of the night in pain after he turns in his sleep, putting pressure on the mass. So underwent a CT scan at the hospital, which indicated that the mass is a lymphangioma, or a noncancerous fluid-filled cyst. The doctor recommended that So undergo a cyst excision procedure to remove the cyst. So told us he’s extremely excited to receive surgery and is not afraid to undergo the procedure because he wants to look (even more) handsome afterwards :). However, he and his family need financial support to afford the cost of his care.

So will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo a cyst excision procedure on April 23rd. Our partner is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will feel more comfortable and confident in his daily life activities and when spending time with his friends.

So shared, “I cannot wait to receive surgery and I really want this mass to go away. I am so embarrassed of this mass but once it is gone, I will go back to school and my friends will no longer tease me.”

So is a nine-year-old boy who lives with his parents, sister and brother in a village in Tak Province. Since schools closed due to Covid-19,...

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So's Timeline

  • April 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    So was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 23, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    So was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    So's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    So's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting So's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Cyst Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,085 for So's treatment
Subsidies fund $585 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$0
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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